"External Cardiac Massage" Film Folders [Booklets]. — undated
This booklet describes a technique developed at Johns Hopkins Hospital for resuscitation without opening the chest. Smith Kline & French Laboritories published it in conjunction with a film by doctors James R. Jude, W.B. Kouwenhoven and G. Guy Knickerbocker.
Film #172043 "External Cardiac Massage" available in Medical Archives film collection.
Insert glued over part of the text on 4th page. The wording of one sentence was changed - from: "If heart action has not resumed after two minutes, another intracardiac injection of dilute epinephrine should be given." to: "If heart action has not resumed after two minutes, an intracardiac injection of dilute epinephrine may be given."
A.S.T.M. Sub-Com. VII on Electrical Tests (Revision of D-150-34T) 1940-1951. — 1954-1956
The documents included in this folder are approved final drafts of Definitions of Electrical Terms and American Standard Definitions of Electrical Terms. Also included is one revised draft. They are work done in conjunction with the American Institute of Electrical Engineers.
This folder includes correspondence spanning a period of twelve years between D. Kouwenhoven and the American Institute of Electrical Engineers regarding his committee work on the definitions of electrical terms. Also included are copies of correspondence with the U.S. Dept. of Commerce and The National Research Council.
Article: Relationship Between Displacement and Pressure in Closed-Chest Cardiac Compression. — 1964 May 23
This folder contains the article and a reprint It appeared in The Lancet and was co-authored by Johansen and Ruben, both from Copenhagan, Denmark. It refers to Kouwenhoven's work and focuses on studies done on pressure in external cardiac massage.
Baltimore Meeting - October 1950. — October 4, 1950
Wm. Kouwenhoven Spoke to a gathering of engineers at the Engineers Club in Baltimore in October of 1950. This file contains a copy of the speech as well as hand written notes possibly used in its preparation. The focus is on aviation engineering. The need for highly trained and experienced engineers, including electronics specialists and physicists, is emphasized. The approach to continuing education at the Glenn L. Martin Company in Baltimore is discussed. WW II brought a rapid expansion in the industry and the difficult challenges of increased production of aircraft. Kouwenhoven also discusses the future work being done at the Martin Co., notably the development of the first successful high altitude research rocket (The Viking. the first successful pilotless aircraft (The Gorgon) built for the Navy, and significant advances in airplanes. Included in this file is a related reprint of a paper presented a month after this speech entitled "Continue Your Education - A Message to Young Engineers" by J. C. McKeon.
Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (Heart Assoc. of MD.) A Manual for Instructors. — 1962 April. — 4 copies
Creator: Jude, James R. ; Scherlis, Leonard ; Farr, Mary
This is a comprehensive 28 page manual of instruction for physicans responsible for training others in CPR. In contains information about the fundamentals of CPR, steps in organizing and executing a training program, teaching aids, equipment and selected readings.
The National Academy of Sciences Material Advisory Board was responsible for reviewing the Dept. of Defense Program on Materials Research and Development. Wm. Kouwenhoven was a member of the Dielectrics Panel of this group. This file contains correspondence and his expenses for a visit to Fort Monmouth in New Jersy, and a 2-volume final report of the Advisory Board's findings.
Letters of congratulations on Award of Edison Medal Jan. 1962. — 1961-1962
This folder contains many letters and telegrams of congratulations to Dr. Kouwenhoven and his responses. The prestigious Edison Medal for outstanding accomplishments was presented to him by the American Institute of Electrical Engineers.
May 24, 1956 Tech. Panel on Diel. Nat. Acad. of Sci. Washington, D.C.. — May 24, 1956
This file contains background information on the first meeting of a panel on dielectrics sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences and a letter from Kouwenhoven expressing his regret at not being able to attend the meeting.
Meeting - National Academy of Sciences - Dielectrics Washington Dec. 17, 1956. — December, 1956
This files contains expenses and correspondence related to Dr. Kouwenhoven's attendance at a meeting of the Technical Panel on Dielectrics of the Materials Advisory Board of the National Academy of Sciences.
Metodo A Torax Cerrado Para La Resuscitacion Cardio-Respiratoria. — May, 1964. — One copy
This is a copy of a paper by 6 authors from the Departments of Anesthesiology and Cardiology at the University Hospital, Caracas, which was sent to Dr. Kouwenhoven. It covers methods of resuscitation and electrical defribulation. It includes a short summary of emergency treatment at the end in English.
Northern States Power Co. 1962 Minneapolis Cards for NSP Employees. — 1962. — 9 cards for External Heart Massage directions
Two pamphlets describe Northern Power Company's embracing the External Heart Massage rescue technique developed at Johns Hopkins for all company employees. Pocket sized cards describing the steps in resuscitation are included for distribution to employees.
Rubber Gloves Meeting - American Standards Asso. 7/26/56 70 E. 45th St., Room 2846 - Comm. J6.6. — 1956/July/07. — This folder contains a copy of proposed American Standard Specifications for Rubber Protective Equipment for Electrical workers. Also included is an article entitled " Rubber Gloves Can Kill You" by G. Ross Henninger and Paul E. Skarshaug and correspondence related to the article
The Fire Fighter and Electrical Equipment - A Guide to Self Protection
This booklet was written cooperatively by a variey of organizations in the state of Michigan to help fire fighters understand electrical installations, hazards and procedures for rescue. It contains a chapter on resuscitation and first aid.